Administrative detention is Israel’s practice of detaining people indefinitely without charge or trial.
The mother of Muhammad and Mahmoud al-Balboul thanked political leaders and the public who have stood by her sons and by prisoner Malek al-Qadi. Another march was staged in Asira al-Shamaliya town, in northern Nablus, to celebrate the hunger-strikers’ victory.
The three Palestinian detainees ended their hunger strikes launched in July as Israel had agreed not to renew their administrative detention orders after they completed their original terms. All three men have suffered serious, potentially lasting, consequences to their health, including damage to their hearts, other organs and vision.
Al-Qadi, who began refusing food on 16 July after he was arrested on 23 May, will be released on Thursday, completing his four month detention order.
Mahmoud and Muhammad Balboul, who launched their hunger strikes on 5 and 7 July respectively, will be released on 8 December. The brothers were arrested on 9 June. Their release will come after spending six months in detention.